Testing Information

Test Testing Dates
Fall FastBridge Reading: 6th  – 8th Grade September 14th
Fall FastBridge Math: 6th  – 8th Grade September 8th & 9th
ACCESS: 6th  – 8th Grade, EL Students January 31st – February 3rd
MTAS March 8th
MCA Science: 8th Grade May 3rd – 5th
MCA Reading: 6th – 8th Grade March 15th
MCA Math: 6th – 8th Grade April 13th
Spring FastBridge Reading: 6th  – 8th Grade May 23rd & 24th
Spring FastBridge Math: 6th  – 8th Grade May 25th & 26th

Glossary of Tests

FastBridge

FastBridge is a Computer-Adaptive Tests (CAT) for reading and math that delivers accurate, actionable reports for screening, skill analysis, instructional planning, and more to ensure educators have the right tools and the right data to provide timely and targeted supports. It does this in half the time as other assessments, so you spend less time testing and more time delivering data-driven instruction

RPS families can view their child's FastBridge scores in Skyward Family Access.

ACCESS

ACCESS is an English language proficiency assessment based on the Minnesota Standards for English Language Development. This is a state required English Language Proficiency assessment for all students identified as English Learners in grades K-12. There are four language domains assessed in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Each year, MDE sends paper Individual Student Reports (ISR) to the school district. Once received in the district, ISRs will be distributed during August Back-to-school events or during fall conferences. RPS families can also view their child’s ACCESS scores in Skyward Family Access.

MCA Math, Reading, and Science

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment is required by the state and measures student progress toward Minnesota academic standards in Reading (grades 3-8 and 10), Math (grades 3-8 and 11), and Science (grades 5, 8, and HS).

Each year, MDE sends paper Individual Student Reports (ISR) to the school district. Once received in the district, ISRs will be distributed during August Back-to-school events or during fall conferences. RPS families can also view their child’s MCA scores in Skyward Family Access.